Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Happy Holidays from KLAD Cockers!

Wow, time is sure flying by quickly . . . it's only a week to go until Christmas! I can't wait. My best friend is coming out from Toronto on Saturday the 22nd, so that's the first milestone. Then on Saturday night we have the annual "Chinese Gift Exchange Party" at a family friend's house. Everybody brings a homemade gift under $25, and then people draw numbers to determine who chooses first. People can "steal" gifts, and the game ends up lasting for a few hours. It's great fun. Sunday night is supper with a very dear friend of mine . . . a bunch of girls just getting together to catch up and exchange presents.

Monday is Christmas Eve, which is when we do our family gift exchange. We tell the kids that since we're so close to the North Pole, Santa makes his first stop here. It's a lot of fun opening presents with a 6 year old and a 3 year old . . . and this year my brother's "new-to-us" family will be with us too, so the baby, who is about 6 months old, and my new niece, who is 9. We're going to have a great time!

Tuesday is Christmas, and our traditional Christmas brunch. This is my mother's big day, and something she spends many hours planning and preparing for. We usually have around 20 people over, and the brunch usually has a theme. This year it will be a Mexican Christmas. Christmas supper will be at a family friend's place, as it has been for almost as long as I can remember. They're moving in the spring, so this will be our last holiday celebration together.

And then, finally, time to rest, relax and lay around like a vegetable. Hooray! Hope your holiday preparations are going well, and that you will have lots of time with friends and family!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Kelly! I hope Santa treats you well!